Moses Morrill (1719 - 1778)

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Birthplace: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Biddleford, York, Maine, United States
Occupation: 2nd pastor of the First Church of Biddeford
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About Moses Morrill


Reverend Moses Morrill, Harvard College 1713 was ordained September 29 1742, the second settled minister of Biddeford, and the successor of the excellent and long lamented Mr Willard. He was a native of Salisbury Massachusetts and was licensed to preach some time before he became of lawful age. He was the descendant of Abraham Morrill who died at that place in 1662 and whose son or grandson Jacob represented his town in 1689 in the general court.

Reverend Moses Morrill December 1 1743 married Hannah the third daughter of Captain Samuel Jordan of Saco. Another of his daughters married Reverend Ivory Hovey of Rochester and Plymouth, a third, Reverend Samuel Hill, Marshfield; and their mother when a widow married Reverend Thomas Smith of Falmouth.

Reverend Mr Morrill had thirteen children several of whom survived him, their descendants being among the best people in Saco and Biddeford.

He died after an extended ministry on the ninth of February 1778 at the age of fifty six years.



  1. First Church of Biddeford Admissions Source: Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder [], vol. 5 (Portland, Me.: S.M. Watson, 1888). RECORDS OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST IN BIDDEFORD].1 From the copy made by the late Capt. Wm. F. Goodwin, and communicated to the Recorder by A. K. P. Meserve, M. D. "Rev. Moses Morrill died Feb. 9, 1778, and Rev. Nathaniel Webster was ordained Apr. 14, 1779. Folsom's History of Saco and Biddeford"
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Rev. Moses Morrill's Timeline

May 1, 1719
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
December 1, 1743
Age 24
Biddeford, York, Maine
February 8, 1778
Age 58
Biddleford, York, Maine, United States